Education Notes


May 14, 2006

AACC honors eight for athletics, service

Anne Arundel Community College recently recognized students, faculty members and staff at its annual Intercollegiate Athletics Awards ceremony.

Janae Butler of Odenton, a freshman majoring in general studies, was named outstanding female athlete. She averaged 20.1 points per game on the women's basketball team, and was selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association's All-American team.

Ty Grossman of Annapolis, a sophomore general studies major, was named outstanding male scholar-athlete. He averaged 13.5 points per game on the men's basketball team while earning a 3.5 grade-point average.

Mike LaRoque of Arnold, a sophomore business major, was named outstanding graduating male scholar-athlete. He played for two years on the men's soccer and lacrosse teams.

George Norris of Glen Burnie, a sophomore majoring in business, was named outstanding male athlete. A co-captain of the men's soccer team, he was selected to the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference first team and the National Soccer Coaches Association's All-Mid-East first team.

Amber Stapler of Glen Burnie, a sophomore majoring in nursing, was named outstanding graduating female athlete. A member of the women's basketball, softball and soccer teams, she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's All American first team and the NJCAA All Region, All Conference and All Tournament soccer teams.

Erica Tucker of Arnold, a sophomore majoring in general studies, was named outstanding female scholar-athlete. She played on the women's basketball and volleyball teams, and earned a 4.0 GPA after completing 54 credits.

R. Keith Bigelow of Arnold, operations supervisor in the department of health and physical education, was recognized for outstanding contributions to physical education and athletics.

Kenneth Wolf of Arnold, assistant professor, physical education staff and men's soccer coach, was recognized for his 33 years of service to AACC.

Gibson Island school names new leader

The board of trustees at Gibson Island Country School has named Merrill S. Hall III as its head of school.

From 1983 to 2004, Hall headed Calvert School in Baltimore. He lives in Towson and Surry, Maine.

He will start his new position July 1. The private school has 90 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

Spalding to hold golf tournament

Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn will hold the 14th annual Lt. James H. Love Memorial Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbour Golf Courses on June 8.

The tournament was established in memory of Love, a 1977 Spalding graduate and a Navy pilot who died during Operation Desert Shield. Proceeds go to the fund in his name, which benefits Spalding students.

The event is sponsored every year by the Crofton-based technology firm Force 3 Inc.

There will be competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one.

The registration fee is $700 for corporate foursomes, $500 for foursomes and $125 for individuals. That amount covers greens fees, gifts, lunch and a dinner buffet. Sponsorships are still available.

410-969-9105, ext. 256.

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